Idli, the popular South Indian dish made of rice and fermented lentils, continues to be the most popular breakfast food in the country next only to Masala Dosa, according to an analysis released by food delivery app Swiggy on Thursday for the occasion of World Idli Day.
Swiggy said that it has delivered 33 million plates of idlis in the last 12 months, indicating the immense popularity of this dish among customers.
The top five restaurants that are popular for their idlis are A2B-Adyar Ananda Bhavan in Bangalore and Chennai, Varalakshmi Tiffins in Hyderabad, Sangeetha Veg Restaurant in Chennai, and Udipi’s Upahar in Hyderabad, according to Swiggy.
The analysis that focused on the period between March 30th, 2022, and March 25th, 2023, offered a lot of fascinating information about the popularity of this South Indian delicacy.
The top three cities in the world where idlis are most frequently ordered are Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Chennai.
Delhi, Kolkata, Kochi, Mumbai, Coimbatore, Pune, Vizag.
Interestingly, a single Swiggy customer from Hyderabad ordered the maximum number of idlis last year, spending a staggering Rs 6 lakh on the dish. The customer ordered 8,428 plates of idlis, including orders placed for friends and family.
The analysis also revealed that the most popular time to order idlis is between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., with consumers from Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Coimbatore, and Mumbai also ordering idlis during dinner time.